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Services Offered

~  Emergency Shelter Care—short term; up to 30 days

~ 1:1 ratio staffing for children who require additional supervision. 
~  Respite Care— 2-30 days stay; based on need

~ Residential Home Program —long or short term
~  Transitional Living  (TL) Program—long term housing; designed for older youth

~ Supervised Independent Living (SIL) Program - lng term housing, apartment style; designed for young adults 

Population Served

Young Adults Served


~ Youth served are ages 16 and older.

~ Must be enrolled in school, college, university, vocational program, or trade school.

~ Must be job-ready or currently employed.

~ All youth in supervised independent living must be either employed full-time, actively involved in job training or continuing education, or a combination of employment and education and provide documentation of such.

~ The youth must be in compliance with mental health services and/or all medication as prescribed.

~ Male and/or Female Housing 
~ Shelter/Residential/Respite—ages 10-18
~ Transitional Living— ages 16 -21

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Children Residential Facility

With 24-hour staffing, our facilities are for children ages 10 - 18 years old. With an average of four to seven children per unit, our residences provide strict structure and expectations for daily life. Children are expected to follow the program rules and to participate in treatment services.

Transitional Living (TL) 

Independent Living does not mean freedom. All Transitional Living (TRL) programs provides 24-hours on-site and/or on-call Supervisor for children ages 16 - 18 years old. The responsibilities and expectations of children in our TL programs are higher than in child residential facility. They must work, save money, and develop an Independent Living Plan which addresses steps they must take to live independently after discharge or moved to supervised independent living. They will be provided training on areas such as budgeting, obtaining housing, applying to college, interview skills, resume writing and obtaining and retaining work, to name few. Children in this program must also participate in and complete an appropriate treatment services,  attend school and maintain employment.

Supervised Independent Living

Supervised Independent Living (SIL) Program is designed to assist young adults, ages 16 - 21,  in developing independent living skills, enhancing educational/vocational while aiding employment opportunities. We offer a permanent apartment-style or shared housing residence for young adults.  This program helps to develops young adults to be independent, self-sufficient, successful, and productive individuals. Young adult in the SIL program will receives case management support and services for life skills training including home management, time management, money management, credit management, human sexuality, personal care, consumer shopping, social interaction, maintaining a safe and healthy home, public transportation, and nutrition education. Young adults will be assisted in scheduling their medical, dental, vision, outpatient psychological appointments, enrollment in the local college/university or assist in obtaining employment, offered behavioral support and will be able to participate in recreational activities of their choice. 

Emergency Respite/Shelter Care

 Emergency Respite/Shelter for male and female dependent/delinquent youth who require short term alternatives to their current living situations.  We accept adolescents ages 10 -21.  At present, Pathway to Everyday Life is licensed for thirty (30) beds, Emergency Placement may not exceed ten (10).

Referrals are accepted from Pennsylvania County Children, Youth and Family Agencies.  Referrals are received on a 24-hour basis and are generally initiated through phone or email contact from the referring agency.  Admission may occur immediately, with all required supporting documents. 

PATHWAY does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its admission, activities or operations.


The voluntary Placement Agreement/Court Order must be presented at the time of admission.  If not available at the time of admission, we must receive the document within 72 hours of admission.  An updated Family Service Plan must be received within two weeks.

A youth that is currently in our Shelter Care program may be admitted to long term residential placement if the referring agency and staff at Pathway to Everyday Life feel that the youth would benefit from our program and a  bed is available.

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